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08-22-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,481
Posted By stanman13

On the bike I use a Zefal HPX-4 frame pump. We...

On the bike I use a Zefal HPX-4 frame pump. We all have fat tires and it fills them quickly. In the garage I use a Blackburn something or ither floor pump, with an integral gauge. For either,...
08-19-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,794
Posted By stanman13

I like smooth fat rollers, too. I'm currently in...

I like smooth fat rollers, too. I'm currently in love with my Big Apples, can't really justify the price for the Compass tires. They're basically triple the cost of the Schwalbe's. But I need to...
08-18-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,794
Posted By stanman13

That's a pretty snug fit! How do they ride?

That's a pretty snug fit! How do they ride?
08-16-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By stanman13

Is the front shifter even indexed? Frequently...

Is the front shifter even indexed? Frequently they are not. Honestly if it were mine I'd just source a set of cheap friction shifters and be done. Or at least just a left/front one. Ten bucks:
...
08-14-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 971
Posted By stanman13

That might be tough to find. Schwalbe does offer...

That might be tough to find. Schwalbe does offer tires in all white (or cream, really), like the Fat Frank:

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=27270&category=178
...
08-13-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By stanman13

I have a variety of friction and friction/index...

I have a variety of friction and friction/index shifters. The Suntour ratcheting and pure friction (and Rivendell Silver) shifters are the smoothest. Shimano 8-speed Ultegra bar-ends work in friction...
08-13-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By stanman13

From what I can tell, your Diamondback is a...

From what I can tell, your Diamondback is a $1200-1300 bike. Your going to take a beating on that to trade it for a $500-600 hybrid. I think you will be less satisfied with the cheaper hybrid than...
08-09-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By stanman13

You would need a chain tool like this: ...

You would need a chain tool like this:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/shopping_83498f460776cc1ff0e3b5baf6afde5b210b4591.jpg

If you don't have one then moving the...
08-09-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By stanman13

I wouldn't necessarily change that yet. I always...

I wouldn't necessarily change that yet. I always try to take an investigative approach and look for what could be different from before. Start with simple things and go from there. The...
08-09-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By stanman13

Is the wheel in the same position in the dropouts...

Is the wheel in the same position in the dropouts as before? If you have it farther forward than it previously was then the chain is effectively longer. Try moving the wheel rearward.
08-07-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,372
Posted By stanman13

Riding the Little Traverse Wheelway in northern...

Riding the Little Traverse Wheelway in northern Michigan.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1460/little_traverse_wheelway_8751682e8001b32afdbf03ca846589f4b06d17fd.jpg
08-07-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,615
Posted By stanman13

Most "hybrids" are going to have you still...

Most "hybrids" are going to have you still leaning forward. The Day 6 looks interesting, I guess I would call that a semi-recumbent. It might be just the thing for you. Do you have a dealer nearby...
Forum: Introductions
08-04-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By stanman13

Welcome from Clarkston!

Welcome from Clarkston!
08-01-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By stanman13

Marine supply places have good selections of...

Marine supply places have good selections of stainless hardware. Here's one in my area.

https://catalog.monroeengineering.com/viewitems/socket-head-cap-screws-3/din-912-stainless-steel-a2-metric--2
07-31-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By stanman13

I'm also a fan of repurposing old rigid mountain...

I'm also a fan of repurposing old rigid mountain bikes, and I've done several. I suppose if you take a mtb and make it more street/road friendly, that's a hybrid, right? Anyway here's my Univega...
07-24-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By stanman13

Newbaum's white with one medium coat of amber...

Newbaum's white with one medium coat of amber shellac makes a nice honey color, good match for a Brooks honey leather. Sorry the picture isn't of handlebars but you get the effect....
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,469
Posted By stanman13

It's always interesting to me to see engineering...

It's always interesting to me to see engineering solutions that aren't evolutionary, but come from an utterly different approach. I love Swedish cars for the same reason. Thanks for sharing these.
07-21-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,701
Posted By stanman13

Ride the saddle you like on the bike you like....

Ride the saddle you like on the bike you like. End of story in my eyes. If others want to judge you for it, rain on 'em. They can have some input when they're riding it.

ETA: it's a bit absurd to...
07-18-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,998
Posted By stanman13

Even thought the bike is new, take a look at the...

Even thought the bike is new, take a look at the shifter cable. Make sure the routing is smooth with no sharp bends or kinks, and that there's no fraying or other weirdness with the cable. Couple...
07-10-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By stanman13

VeloOrange has a couple variants of this: ...

VeloOrange has a couple variants of this:

https://velo-orange.com/collections/saddles/products/smooth-touring-saddle-wide
...
07-09-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,794
Posted By stanman13

Now there's a cutting-edge side gig! ...

Now there's a cutting-edge side gig!



(I'll just show myself out...)
07-06-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,794
Posted By stanman13

In my layman's opinion it happened because the...

In my layman's opinion it happened because the industry is built around moving on to the Next Big Thing, and in this case that was 700c. I guess I'm neutral to it overall, but I think that it's not...
07-06-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By stanman13

I have its match, with the exception of the ffs...

I have its match, with the exception of the ffs (lol at Reynolds 531). They are indeed fun to ride. Makes a good townie unless you're in San Fran or something. That's my favorite of the Schwinn...
07-06-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,794
Posted By stanman13

93 Specialized

Hard Rock Ultra. Not sure what the "ultra" means. Small frame for my daughter. VO stem and Left Bank bars. All of our bikes are friction shifting, in this case on some very nice Suntour thumbies....
07-05-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,794
Posted By stanman13

Thank you! The handlebar tape resulted as much...

Thank you! The handlebar tape resulted as much from my inability to make a decision as anything else. Had these two great colors of Newbaum's and just couldn't decide, so I just ad-libbed. The...
07-05-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,794
Posted By stanman13

My 1984(ish) Univega Range Rover. Not a top of...

My 1984(ish) Univega Range Rover. Not a top of the line bike, but a nice rider. Straight gauge Tange Cromoly, nice forged dropouts. Good fit. Came to me mostly bare, with mismatched wheels and the...
07-03-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,945
Posted By stanman13

Absolutely not. Ride the saddle you like on the...

Absolutely not. Ride the saddle you like on the bike you like. Brooks is appropriate on anything.
07-02-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By stanman13

I couldn't say it's universally true, but I think...

I couldn't say it's universally true, but I think by and large most bar end shifters would have enough pull to get across ten cogs. My wife's 8 speed Ultegra bar ends still have room left after...
Forum: Introductions
07-02-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By stanman13

Welcome, from southeast Michigan. The "like"...

Welcome, from southeast Michigan. The "like" button is not available on mobile afaik.
07-02-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By stanman13

This is why I friction shift. :lol:

This is why I friction shift. :lol:
07-02-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By stanman13

That makes it fairly easy, then. If they fit the...

That makes it fairly easy, then. If they fit the Microshift, these should fit as well if you prefer:

Dura-Ace 10 sp bar ends (https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=28847)
07-02-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By stanman13

Since the drop area of that Soma bar is 22.2mm, I...

Since the drop area of that Soma bar is 22.2mm, I don't think normal bar-end pods will easily fit inside. You may have to consider something like the old Jagwire over-the-tube pods. I've used them...
06-08-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By stanman13

If you get a Suburban you'll have the upright...

If you get a Suburban you'll have the upright bars already and a nicer fork. I wouldn't expect problems fitting 700x40 on it.
04-27-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By stanman13

I've put Wald fenders on a variety of bikes over...

I've put Wald fenders on a variety of bikes over the years. They are well-made, solid fenders, but they're steel and a bit heavy if that's a concern. They're pretty universal and easy to fit. The...
Forum: Foo
04-13-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By stanman13

I have smartlock set up to remain unlocked when...

I have smartlock set up to remain unlocked when I'm at home or when Bluetooth connected to my car. As someone said upthread, the Bluetooth connection is reliable, the location-based seeing is less...
06-14-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17,901
Views: 2,807,732
Posted By stanman13

I do think it's a neat bike, and the GTs of that...

I do think it's a neat bike, and the GTs of that era were generally quite good. This one is interesting, with some unusual features. I just think it's overpriced. Even so, perhaps it would have been...
06-08-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By stanman13

As long as it looks like the dropout wasn't bent...

As long as it looks like the dropout wasn't bent during processing (like if the frame was dropped or something), I have to admit I'd probably just manhandle it into place. If you want to have a bit...
06-08-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17,901
Views: 2,807,732
Posted By stanman13

Cool bike, but...

GT Tachyon, for the low, low price of $479. Oh, and you'll need to plan for a 650B conversion, unless you have an inside line on 700D tires.
...
05-29-18, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17,901
Views: 2,807,732
Posted By stanman13

Rather odd (but consistent) front brake cable...

Rather odd (but consistent) front brake cable routing.
05-26-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By stanman13

I would try 'em. Don't wrap them and leave the...

I would try 'em. Don't wrap them and leave the cables a little long. Ride them around a bit. If you like them, trim the cables and wrap. If not, no harm done.
05-25-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,393
Posted By stanman13

I rode this Giant Iguana for many years with the...

I rode this Giant Iguana for many years with the original flat bars. Old-style flat bars- no rise, no sweep, nothing. When I let my son take over this bike he hated the flat bars. So we fit it...
05-22-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 444,709
Posted By stanman13

Better stoppers for an old mountain bike. These...

Better stoppers for an old mountain bike. These were less than half price compared to the Mafac four dot style inserts that would be oe replacement. I'm not originalist with this bike, so it seemed...
05-22-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,966
Posted By stanman13

I've used this on a Schwinn Suburban. A bit...

I've used this on a Schwinn Suburban. A bit tricky to install but very solid afterward:
Minoura Lightweight Extra Bottle Cage Holder (http://www.minoura.jp/english/accessory-e/bh95x-e.html)
...
05-18-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,243
Posted By stanman13

First, no. Colors exist. Deal with it. ...

First, no. Colors exist. Deal with it. Otherwise, I see men wearing brightly colored athletic shoes all the time, and I live in the dowdy midwest.

Some people just like their bubbles.
05-18-18, 06:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,243
Posted By stanman13

Do you not have the internet? I didn't even have...

Do you not have the internet? I didn't even have to try hard.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/703x404/shoe2_9d53c6db9c323ac68632f438e3da87c6ff34d09c.jpg...
05-16-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,243
Posted By stanman13

If you roll the bike over on its back and look...

If you roll the bike over on its back and look down between the chainstays, you'll be able to tell the sex.
05-16-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,217
Posted By stanman13

My wife had largely the same requirements. I...

My wife had largely the same requirements. I found a Specialized Expedition Elite for her used for about $175 ready to ride, and that was at my LBS, so I know I paid a premium price for it. 26 x...
05-15-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 331,415
Posted By stanman13

Please tell us your age. I just reached...

Please tell us your age.

I just reached level 50 last month.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

I prefer rigid mountain bikes. Main ride currently is a 1988(ish) Univega Range Rover,...
05-11-18, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17,901
Views: 2,807,732
Posted By stanman13

That looks suspiciously like Varsity frame set up...

That looks suspiciously like Varsity frame set up with a different fork and 26" wheels.
05-07-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 388,463
Posted By stanman13

I know it's been a month since posting, but i...

I know it's been a month since posting, but i want to say I really like what you have done with this bike. It looks sharp, and I'll bet it rides beautifully.
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